COVID-19: Children at greater risk of sexual abuse and exploitation

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in an unprecedented way. If the world is currently slowing down, sexual predators never stop and are continuously adapting. Many factors induced by this sanitary crisis facilitate the perpetuation of violence, especially against children. What is the impact of COVID-19 on children? What can we do to protect them, especially from sexual exploitation and abuse?

ECPAT Belgium shares some essential information in order to understand, and more importantly to act to protect children in this new article.